Newspapers are an extremely useful source of information, containing hundreds of years of history featuring information of the most notable historical events. Each and every year throughout our history contains events and information that are individually important. Such events for the year 1904 for example, are the beginning of the Herero Rebellion, the start of the Russo-Japanese war, Theodore Roosevelt becoming president, and much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 7, 1904
CQD is set up as a universal distress signal, the equivalent to today's SOS signal.
January 12, 1904
A new automobile land speed record of 91.37 mph is set by Henry Ford.
January 16, 1904
Madison Square Garden in New York City holds the first large-scale bodybuilding competition in America.
January 18, 1904
The German South-West Africa Herero Rebellion begins.
January 23, 1904
Most buildings in the town of Ålesund, Norway, are destroyed by the Ålesund Fire, and leaves about 10,000 people without shelter.
February 7, 1904
Over 1,500 buildings are destroyed in 30 hours by the Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland.
February 8, 1904
The Russo-Japanese War is started by a Japanese surprise attack on Port Arthur.
February 23, 1904
The Panama Canal Zone is purchased by the United States for $10 million.
April 30, 1904
St. Louis, Missouri opens the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair.
June 29, 1904
The 1904 tornado in Moscow occurs.
July 1, 1904
St. Louis, Missouri opens the third Modern Olympic Games in the United States as part of the World's Fair.
July 21, 1904
The construction of the Trans-Siberian railway is finished.
September 7, 1904
The Dalai Lama and Colonel Francis Younghusband sign the Anglo-Tibetan Treaty during the British expedition to Tibet.
October 27, 1904
The New York City Subway opens its first underground line.
October 28, 1904
Diplomatic links are established by Panama and Uruguay.
November 8, 1904
Republican Theodore Roosevelt defeats Democrat Alton B. Parker in the U.S. presidential election.
November 24, 1904
The continuous track, later revolutionizing construction vehicles and land warfare, is finally successfully made.
December 3, 1904
Jupiter's largest irregular satellite, Himalia, is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine.
December 6, 1904
Theodore Roosevelt's "Corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine is announced, stating that if Latin American governments prove incapable or unstable to intervene in the Western Hemisphere, the United States would.
December 27, 1904
The theatrical play Peter Pan premieres in London.
December 30, 1904
A tunnel in Boston opens to the public as the East Boston Tunnel.
December 31, 1904
The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in New York City's Times Square.